TCR&WMC Receives $10,000 in Grant Awards
Grant will fund new e-cycling advertising
Fulton, Henderson, McDonough, Mercer and Warren counties will each be receiving $2,000 in grant funding for public education materials on electronic recycling. Funding is provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
Solid Waste Coordinator Chad Braatz was successful in writing the grants for the counties. The Western Illinois Regional Council will produce the materials and media. Watch and listen for upcoming announcements on new recycling options for electronics.
2013 Illinois Electronics Summit:
Recycling Challenges & Solutions
Last year's successful Summit prompted the two organizations
to continue its educational information on electronic recycling
The Illinois Counties Solid Waste Management Association (ILCSWMA) and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) are proud to host the second annual Illinois Electronics Summit: Recycling Challenges & Solutions. The summit will be held on April 30, 2013 at the Holiday Inn & Hotel Conference Center in Joliet from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. This year's keynote address will be delivered by Jason Linnell, National Center for Electronics Recycling.
Last year, 100 attendees representing local and state government, electronics recyclers, waste haulers, and other entities were present in Springfield at the inaugural event. This year's summit promises to be even bigger and better, as it continues to share knowledge and information on electronics recycling in Illinois. The summit will present the challenges implementing the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, and some of the solutions which are working in Illinois.
For more information and to register, visit ILCSWMA
. You may need to download the PDF registration form to your computer in order to fill in the blanks.
Paint, Paint, and More Paint...
The Knox County/City of Galesburg Wal-Mart drop-off will begin on May 18 and will continue to run through October, on the third Saturday of each month.
"Unwanted residential paint continues to come into the Tri-County Regional Collection Facility (TCRCF) at a steady pace. That is about to escalate with the beginning of the Wal-Mart drop-off," said Solid Waste Coordinator Chad Braatz.
The TCRCF estimates that in April or May of this year it will meet the one million pound mark for collecting and processing paint. That is
approximately 125,000 gallons of paint removed from homes and properly treated by the IEPA's Partner for Waste Paint Solutions program.
The facility staff has emptied thousands of individual cans of paint and filled 2,273 fifty gallon IEPA drums for disposal.
How & Where to Recycle CFLs
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WHERE TO RECYCLE BATTERIES
The ends of household batteries need to be taped.
Masking tape works best.
It is not necessary to tape rechargeable batteries.
To recycle your batteries, go to the following sites:
The Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council (TCR&WMC) represents and meets the solid waste management needs of incorporated and unincorporated communities in McDonough, Mercer, and Warren counties. The council's Solid Waste Coordinator provides a comprehensive approach to solid waste issues. For more information about the TCR&WMC, call 309-331-4782.